Crater XV

by Cannon, Kevin,

Format: Print Book ©2013.
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Wilkinsburg Public Library Young Adult FIC CAN YA GN
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult
 
Call Number  FIC CAN YA GN
 
 
Summary
Straight from the pages of the hit digital series Double Barrel! You've never seen a Cold War like this! In Crater XV, the follow-up to 2009's Eisner-nominated Far Arden, Kevin Cannon weaves together an intoxicating tale of swashbuckling adventure, abandoned moon bases, bloodthirsty walruses, rogue astronauts, two-faced femme fatales, sailboat chases, Siberian pirates, international Arctic politics, and a gaggle of horny orphans. Mixed up in all of this are Army Shanks, our salty sea dog still reeling from a devastating loss, and Wendy Byrd, a plucky teenager who wants nothing more than a one-way ticket off the face of the Earth. For mystery, thrills, and Arctic chills, set a course for Crater XV!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* What's a retired Arctic seaman like Army Shanks, reeling from the grim ending of Far Arden (2009), to do, besides grow his beard out and get a bit odd? But just as he decides to punch a ticket to Antarctica and oblivion, a slew of seemingly unrelated events conspire to yank him back into the role of reluctant hero. And even though it all takes place in and around various sea ships, it's an entirely different sort of vessel that creates all the ruckus when a Russian tanker arrives in Canadian waters to set up the launch of a moon rocket. Meanwhile, Army bumps into a young Newfoundlander raising money to fund a trip to Jupiter's moon, Europa, and a pair of astronauts living in seclusion in a simulated moon base right here on Devon Island near the end of their 20-year training mission. It's all completely ridiculous, in the most sublime sense of the word. Cannon's style is crisper, glossier, and more assured than in Far Arden, and he's taken his signature spelled-out sound effects-actions to a new stratosphere of silliness: toss in the drink! ; duck inside some sort of supply closet. But it's not all gags, as he wrings tremendous tension, action, and intrigue out of his many-stranded plot, and the dozen-strong constellation of major characters each have deep emotional stakes on the line. But none more so than Shanks. And if this is his last chantey, there's reason to mourn.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In Cannon's second full-length Army Shanks adventure, Shanks is a scarred man following the events of Far Arden. Struggling with loss and heartbreak, he is ready to buy a one-way ticket to Antarctica when developments on Devon Island change his plans: Shanks befriends a teenage girl named Wendy who is intent on raising money to join a space program in Europe, and a mysterious Siberian oil tanker called the Lunayev anchors in Canadian waters, claiming it is launching a rocket to the moon. To help Wendy raise the money for her galactic adventure, Shanks sneaks over to the Siberian tanker and discovers that the rocket is real-and he believes a woman onboard to be Pravda, a long-lost friend from the orphanage he grew up in. Soon, many more hijinks are afoot involving rockets. The Shanks-Pravda romantic storyline drags at times, but Cannon's enthusiastic and flexible art is well suited for both the comedic highs and the dream-crushing lows of his stories, whose epic scale is made intensely human by his strong characters. Few cartoonists know better the meeting place between grief, humor, and adventure like Cannon, and this second Shanks story is further proof of his abilities as a storyteller. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Interplanetary voyages -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Canada, Northern -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Arctic regions -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Sea stories.
Adventure stories.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher Atlanta :Top Shelf Productions,©2013.
Other Titles Crater fifteen
Language English
Notes Map on lining papers.
Sequel to: Far Arden.
Description 494 pages : illustrations, map ; 19 cm
ISBN 9781603091008 (hardcover)
1603091009 (hardcover)
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